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Best foods for seniors | Senior health minute

For seniors, maintaining a healthy diet is important to minimize the chance of illness, support longevity, and boost energy levels. Unfortunately, implementing healthy diet changes is often easier said than done.

Fortunately, there are plenty of easy ways to help seniors eat healthily.

  • Chia seeds can help manage diabetes
    • Chia seeds contain viscous fiber with may lower blood sugar levels
      • A healthy topping: Sprinkle chia seeds in oatmeal for a fiber-rich breakfast
  • Cherries can fight inflammation
    • Red cherries have antioxidants that may reduce inflammation
      • Turn savory to sweet: Add red cherries to salads for a sweet twist on lunch
  • Salmon – manage the risk of Alzheimer’s
    • Salmon carries omega-3 fatty acids which may lower levels of beta-amyloid, a protein that causes Alzheimer’s
      • Incorporate grilled salmon weekly for regular omega-3 fulfillment
  • Almonds helps supplement good vision
    • Nutrients in almonds may help fight cataract progression
      • Filling protein bites: Add almonds to a homemade trail mix for a protein boost.
  • Spinach helps maintain healthy eyes
    • Spinach contains antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin which may protect the eyes
    • Get your greens: Blend spinach in smoothies for antioxidant-charges drinks

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